I’m working on my syllabus (re-working the one Sara gives us). One thing I’m doing is making the statements a bit more forceful (I think) by making them less abstract, so that they “stick” to the student better maybe? are taken more seriously? So, instead of saying, “Missing more than three classes… lowers the final grade…” I say, “If you miss more than three classes, your grade will be lowered…” I don’t know if little things like that will make any difference. But it just seems that the more abstract something is, the easier it can be ignored, the easier it is to not apply it to one’s self.
Snoopy: “Good writing is hard work.”